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The Goat Game



Equipment: A blindfold


Play this game in a grassy field.



Divide participants into two equal teams. One team forms a wide circle with joined hands. The other team remains a distance outside of the circle except for one player that is chosen as the Goat. The Goat is blindfolded and starts in the centre of the circle. When the game starts the Goat tries to tag any of the members that form the circle. The players on the Goat's team who are outside of the circle can shout directions to help the Goat. The circle must remain intact, but can move as a whole in any direction to avoid being caught. Essentially it is a game of tag between the blindfolded Goat and the circle people. Once the goat has caught the circle, the teams switch and play again. You can keep track of how long it takes each team if you would like.


The Secret Silly Switch:


When creating teams, you can assign one leader to be on one team with yourself on the other. For the last few rounds, you can have the teams huddle to prepare a strategy for the round. That way, it won't be suspicious when for the last round (your team must be the circle for this round), you huddle up and tell the team the plan. Challenge the leader in the other team to be the Goat. Start the game like usual, but once the Goat is in the middle and blindfolded, have the players forming the circle disband and join the other team shouting directions. Make sure to signal to the others not to cause too much commotion over this. If all goes well, you will have the other leader stumbling around trying to catch a circle that just isn't there.